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Old 04-23-2014, 12:40 PM   #1
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Why I quit supporting GM products after 24 years.

Watch Jon Stewart and the Daily Show skewer GM over ignition recalls - Autoblog

Watch both the videos linked in the article. Its pretty sad how low a company will stoop, but I'm not at all surprised.

I see more Dodge products in my future

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Old 04-24-2014, 07:27 PM   #2
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I grew up with GM (after my Dad switched from Studebaker), but gave them up after an '88 Chevy 1500 that was pretty much done at 66K.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:44 PM   #3
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To be honest my first truck was a 1992 Silverado, 5.0 5 speed. It burned more oil than gas and I believe it only had 7 complete spark plug wires. Everything rattled, but I was having so much fun grinding through those getrag gears that it never mattered!
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:43 PM   #4
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To be honest my first truck was a 1992 Silverado, 5.0 5 speed. It burned more oil than gas and I believe it only had 7 complete spark plug wires. Everything rattled, but I was having so much fun grinding through those getrag gears that it never mattered!
My 2006 hemi has a 6 speed manual
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What kind of mileage do you see with the heavy duty? I guess 13 banging through gears would be just as good as a half ton getting 13 with an auto. Can it get 13??? lol

I saw a work truck package 2004 reg cab long bed 2500 with crank windows and a stick go for like 3500 on craigslist last month. It had 187k on it though and West Virginia salt is kind to no vehicle, so I passed on her.
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If I manage to keep the right foot out of it, very tempting btw lol, and keep it to speed limits I've gotten as good as 14.8 out of it. Mine's an SLT so it's got power windows, locks, heated power mirrors and cruise.
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Ill keep my eye out then if I happen upon one. I never gave them a chance
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this is deff a true story i have changed a ton of these switches out at work for being stuck or cust sayin car just turns off. funny thing is the recall on my service websites is either gone or in a hidden spot bacause i cant find it.
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Hi All,

After the experience I had with a brand new 2007 GMC Canyon I would not buy another GM. They flat out ignored the TSB's for my truck and then refused to have a tech ride with me so I could show them the issues which included overheating after a short idle period, rattle in the drive train, and ABS failure indicator after panic stops. Doesn't that just fill you with confidence. Makes you want to move out of the way if you see a GM coming doesn't it.

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Guess that is why so many make a living selling GM Parts.
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